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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Impeach Obama? Then What?

There are better places to focus anger: Congress, for example.

The New-Yorkification of Chicago

What graffiti artists do with their graphics Trump has done with his sign.

Welcoming Immigrant Kids to America

People need to understand that all parents want their kids to live safely without threat of rape and violence.

Sartorial Flair Should Flare Up More Often

Inspiration from a pedestrian with a unique personal style.

Igniting Interest in Historic Plays by Women

A new initiative by History Matters/Back to the Future

Can You Smell That Smell? It’s Theatrical Scent Design

A little corner of abstract freedom in the corner of the theatre.

On the Wit and Theatricality of Clark Tippet

"The only thing we know for sure is that we're all going into the future…"

Amid Summer Crises, Here’s What Obama Can Do

Opportunity can come from tragedy. Maybe.

Plenty of Parking Under the Banner of Heaven

What would it take to reimagine the experience of being in a theater?

Hooey Defeats Human: The Undecided Voter

Undecideds inevitably say they are looking for "the candidate who will do the most for me."

Dana Saxon’s Search for Roots Leads to Ancestors unKnown

"I want to see students connecting their personal histories to the larger, global context."

Someone Stop the “Cats” Revival, Right Meow!

To get off the Do Not Resuscitate list, you don't need some cheesy gimmick.

BRICS Forms Funds, Defying U.S., IMF, and World Bank

Fve major emerging economies—Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa—begin to take on the West.

Farewell to the Irreplaceable Elaine Stritch

Remembering the unique pleasure of interviewing the theater legend.

Thanks, Germany! Now Back to American Football

Soccer? Yeah, whatever. Back to a real American sport.

The Good, the Bad, the Emmys

The Emmy nominations? Talk about sins of omission.

Honoring the Honor System

How practicing "Take a Penny, Leave a Penny" could positively impact our lives.
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Book Explores Engaged Participation in “American Fun”

John Beckman takes a broad, diverse look at the playfulness driving American culture.
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Roger Ebert and Me: Tales From the Red Lion Inn

The author remembers some good times that didn't make it into the Ebert doc "Life Itself."

Taking Aim at the ‘Guns Everywhere Law’ in Georgia

There will be news about morons shooting each other for no reason.